If you're a Gemini, you were most likely born between 21 May and 20 June (though that's not always accurate, because the sun moves between signs on different days annually) – and chances are people will have joked that you're two-faced, thanks to a trope connected to the star sign's symbol, the celestial twins.
Despite this, Geminis are actually more known for being outgoing, fun and inquisitive – they are often the life and soul of the party and make for a great friend and partner. You can count on a Gemini to bring the vibes to any get-together or spontaneously join you at a last-minute event – and connect almost instantly with most people they meet.
Like all star signs, Gemini does have its personality weaknesses, and can be erratic and impulsive at times – and may even offend others with its quick tongue. But we're all human.
Some famous Gemini faces include Naomi Campbell, Tom Holland and Amy Schumer.
To find out more about Gemini personality traits, read on…
Typical Gemini personality traits
Geminis are known for being able to hop from one friendship group to another, and are always able to hold their own in a conversation. They command attention in social situations and are often witty and charming. Ruled by the communicator planet Mercury, Gemini is a confident conversationalist – even if they sometimes put their foot in their mouth.
Geminis are very intelligent and inquisitive – they are always up for trying something new and often have a number of hobbies to keep them occupied. In work, they are sometimes unsatisfied by just one job, and may look to forward their career with a side hustle or separate passion project.
As a free-spirited air sign, Geminis are up for spur-of-the-moment plans and impulsive ideas. They are playful and open – they'll happily live from moment to moment.
Every star sign brings something unique to the table.
Gemini personality weaknesses
Two-faced is too strong a word to describe a Gemini, but the dual sides of their personality mean that they can be flighty, fickle and non-committal – sometimes, they might say one thing and then completely contradict themselves. Their breezy personality and short attention span mean they can be capricious at times – in relationships, that can sometimes be difficult for their partners.
That inquisitive nature means that Geminis can sometimes poke their nose where it's not wanted. Their thirst for information means they'll happily ask most questions, and may not realise they could offend or say the wrong thing…
Your birth chart will give you all sorts of cosmic clues.
Gemini compatibility: who gets on best with a Gemini?
Gemini is generally most compatible with fellow air signs – so Libra and Aquarius tend to connect well with them as the thinkers, doers and communicators of the zodiac.
With that in mind, two Geminis can enjoy a really fun and spontaneous relationship, though they have to be aware not to allow their matching energies to compete with one another.
Geminis may also be drawn to their opposites in the fire signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – who are often lively and fun-loving and can make for a passionate match.
Personality traits that a Gemini avoids
Bold and brash Geminis don't always get on so well with sensitive types, who may not respond well to their communication style. A sensitive Pisces, for example, may not understand Gemini's humour.
As an extrovert, the outgoing Gemini can't always relate to quiet introverts, such as Scorpios – though as confident communicators they can sometimes adapt their conversation style to suit anyone.
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